Hamburg Beatles collection on the market
|George Harrison at the Beatles’ living quarters in the cinema building across the street from the Indra Club.|
German Beatles expert, fan, historian and collector Uwe Blaschke died in 2010, leaving a vast collection of memorabilia from The Beatles’ Hamburg days behind. He used to display his collection on the website BeatlesCollection.de. The collection has now been divided into lots, and is for sale via Heritage Auctions. Among the amazing things there are several signed items, including unique one-of-a-kind items like letters and postcards, but also the original recording contract with Polydor for the Tony Sheridan sessions, which has been getting attention by the media at large. There are items from clubs the Beatles played in Hamburg, the Indra Club, Kaiserkeller, Top Ten Club and the Star Club. I want the pig-shaped tip jar from the Star Club 😉
The auction also features lots from later on in The Beatles’ career.
Here’s a promotional video for the auction, which is held September 19-20.